Performance Physical Therapy Blog

By Lauren Riccardi, DPT, OCS, CSCS (pictured below, after completing the 2017 Chicago Marathon)   Tapering for a half or full marathon is a critical part of any runner’s training program. As we approach spring and racing season, it’s important for runners to understand the reasoning behind – and the importance of – a proper … Continue reading Tapering before your marathon: How to do it and why it matters

Dr. Mark Casimiro joins Nick Valletta to discuss Daniel Bryan’s return, Kyrie Irving being done for the rest of the season, Xander Bogaerts’ ankle injury, and Rick Nash coming back from his concussion.

By Kate Vander Wiede Dr. Tyler Foster and PPT’s Smithfield clinic helped Jim recover after back surgery Jim Winsor had been struggling with back pain for years. At 68, Jim suffered from degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition that causes compression of the spinal nerves, leading to severe leg and back pain and difficulty walking. … Continue reading “Nothing I can’t do” – Jim Winsor gained back his confidence and strength in physical therapy

Dr. Michelle Collie, CEO of Performance Physical Therapy, is joined by Eric Lonergan, Marketing Manager at Rhode Runner to discuss running shoes. Are you wearing the correct kind for your style of running? Is it time for a new pair? All this and more is answered in the latest episode of the Performance Physical Therapy … Continue reading #BETTER #FASTER Podcast: Eric Lonergan of Rhode Runner discusses running shoes

By Lauren Riccardi, DPT, OCS, CSCS Download the knee strengthening workout plan (PDF). Strengthening exercises can help you avoid knee pain when you run Knee pain is one of the most common injuries to plague the recreational runner.  This makes sense: running is a highly repetitive series of single leg hops. With every stride a … Continue reading Is running bad for my knees? Separating myth from fact

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